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Am I Eligible?

The application criteria are simple. You must:

  • A U.S. Citizen that graduated from a Stark County high school; or a Stark County resident who graduated from the ABC (A Better Chance) program; or a Stark County resident who is eligible to graduate from a Stark County high school, but chose to attend and graduate out of county; or a Stark County resident who was home schooled.

  • Enroll in school full time ( at least 12 credit hours per term) in a post high school, undergraduate degree-granting program. This includes associate degrees, technical-school and trade school programs.

  • Have and maintain minimum term and cumulative grade point averages of 2.00.


If you are applying for a North Canton Student Loan you must additionally be:

  • A permanent resident of the North Canton City School District at the time of application.

  Requirements for Receiving a Loan

To receive an undergraduate loan the student must:

  • Have the ability to perform satisfactorily in a post high school undergraduate training or college program.

  • Demonstrate the industry, determination and fortitude to graduate.

  • Show a proven need for financial assistance beyond what the applicant and family can provide.

  • Demonstrate a commitment that the money will be repaid per the terms of the loan agreement.


 To receive graduate school funds the student must:

  • Be a current Canton Student Loan Foundation/North Canton Student Loan Fund loan recipient

  • Be a full time student

  • Have at least a  3.0 GPA.

How Can I Apply?

To apply for a student loan:

  • Fill out the online application  click here for Canton Student Loan and click here for North Canton Student Loan.                                          

   After submission and processing, you will received a link to upload the following required documents:

  • Upload a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA.

  • Upload letters of reference from two individuals not related to you (or they can mail/email them).

  • Upload ACT and/or SAT scores.

  • Request transcripts of high school and college grades. Must be final official transcripts. No copies will be accepted.  Must come directly from the school.

   All eligible student loan applicants will be interviewed by one of our Foundation Trustees.

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